Dominica is Packed with Awesomeness

Mountain Views in Dominica

I had breakfast at Evergreen Hotel, toured the city Roseau, hiked to Trafalgar Falls, swam in hot springs, relaxed on Mero Beach, dined at Romance Cafe and enjoyed flyboarding with Nature Island Adventure Tours. That’s not my full week itinerary; that’s what I did today in Dominica. 

This morning when I woke up, I knew my day was going to be full of exciting, beautiful experiences because that’s Dominica. I made my way down for breakfast early since my guide was picking me up at 8:30 am. Just as I sat down for breakfast, a rainbow joined me. As I ate my fruit and eggs, it greeted me with it’s bright colors and after-the-rain glow. It was like it was meant for me because as I stood up to leave it was gently fading away.

Rainbow over Evergreen Hotel, Dominica

We made our way to Roseau and I was pleasantly surprised to find a botanical garden in the heart of the city. Even in the center of the city, Dominica still focuses on nature.

Garden in the Center of Roseau, Dominica

Situated east of the picturesque village of Trafalgar is one of Dominica’s most popular natural attractions: the Trafalgar Falls. That was our next stopping point. A 10-minute hike took us to a viewing platform for a panoramic view of twin waterfalls which plunge about 125 feet and 75 feet.  They were breathtaking… literally and figuratively. (Although it’s only a 10-minute walk, it consists mostly of stairs.)

Trafalgar Falls, Dominica

At the base of the waterfalls, I took a relaxing dip in the hot springs and pools. My aching muscles thanked me and rewarded me with the energy to continue my adventurous day.
Hot Springs at Trafalgar Falls, Dominica

A delicious lunch at Romantic Cafe helped with the refreshing process. I chatted with the owner of the restaurant while dining directly on Mero Beach. She was one of the most friendly, down-to-earth people I ever met; she even gave me a bottle of local honey from her personal cupboard to take home and share with my family. Lunch felt more like eating at home with a friend rather than being in a foreign country.

Romantic Cafe, Dominica

My final adventure of the day was flyboarding with Nature Island Adventure Tours. There are no words for how much I love it. I’m not great at maneuvering the board and I had a few falls, but it’s a huge thrill. I would love to spend more time getting better at it. I wonder if some day flyboards will be as common as surfboards in the water? Until then, I have to keep finding amazing places like Dominica to practice.
Flyboarding in Dominica I finished the day with as much enthusiasm as I started it. I can’t believe how much there is to experience in Dominica. I did more in the last two days than most full weeks in other countries and there is still so much more to come.

I’ve been sharing photos regularly on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. Follow along there, or watch for the hashtag #LovinDominica, if you want to see more of my Dominica journey.

*Disclosure: A special thanks to Dominica Tourism for making this trip a reality. All opinions and thoughts are my own.

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33 thoughts on “Dominica is Packed with Awesomeness

  1. Amazing pictures! It looks like you’re having so much fun there! Also, kudos for doing all of that in one day!
    When I was in Thailand, I saw people flyboarding, but didn’t end up trying it out. Did you enjoy it? It looks like fun!

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  2. Flyboarding is the best thing ever!! Next time you come out to Hawaii, you should try flyboarding with X-treme Parasail. Best way to get a view of all Waikiki and have an awesome time in the water!

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  3. South is Beautiful , I have visited almost all Middle East some Europe and Asia from Grave of Eve in Ashrefia KSA to the grave of Adam in Najaf Iraq every place has a special unique touch of Nature, I enjoyed Garden of Eden and wadi- al-Slam history shows that must be lush green once long ago. When i read your blog it’s nice to see many beautiful places in South America . Thank you

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  4. What a great day you had! I’d love to try flyboarding, though I think I’d probably be screaming the whole time!

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  5. Thats all what you did in ONE day?! That’s amazing!! Dominica is officially on the list – I’ve always dreamed of trying fly boarding but haven’t yet had the chance to give it a go. I honestly didn’t even know where I would begin to look for an opportunity. Thanks!!

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  6. Spent a few days in Roseau after taking the wildest (even a few locals lost their cookies) ferry ride from Point-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe. Dominica is beautiful and so different from department of France we just left. Another fun fact about the falls is that one is hot and the other cool (or is that legend?) and yes, very therapeutic. We also bought a hand made flute/recorder from a guy half way up the path which cracked immediately upon returning to the Great White North.

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  7. lesley , i really appreciate your visit on Mero beach and you was just Fabulous in flyboarding ! i hope your daughter appreciate the honey of our little caribbean island . i discover most of your reportage , you have an amazing life . it was a great pleasure to meet you and continue to have fun and share with us your EXPERIENCES .

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